HaViK consists of the ‘Foundation Art Indeed’, and the tenants association artists HVK. HaViK is the result of a co-operation between these two artist initiatives who share the same principles and goals:

– affordable studio’s
– space for presentation and experiment
– space for organizing projects bottom-up
– expanding local, national and international contacts between artists

HaViK creates living and working studio’s for professional visual artists and designers from different disciplines, in Groningen. It supports and provides in several needs of the artists like an (international) network, presentation possibilities and the positioning of the artists in general.

The people that run HaViK are all artists themselves and therefore a group of participating creators with their own expertise on different areas, such as art, design, media, housing, development of cultural hubs and more.

In 2010 artist Jorrit Sinke and myself founded Art Indeed together with artists from the already existing HVK. First as a board member and later as the director the foundation advocated for the needs of artists in Groningen. Art Indeed created in 9 buildings around 65 temporary studio’s, 3 temporary art spaces and supported several artist initiatives in the city of Groningen. Since 2013 a long term partnership with artist-communities in Hamburg (DE) was started that has led to artist-exchanges and projects between the artist-communities of both cities.